Citation: Till JE (2005) A Canadian Perspective. PLoS Med 2(3): e83. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020083
Published: March 29, 2005
Copyright: © 2005 James E. Till. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Competing interests: The author was a member of an advisory committee during the initial development of OntarioCancerTrials.ca.
Erick H. Turner  notes that “ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry authorized by the Food and Drug Modernization Act of 1997, appears not to be comprehensive.” While we await the creation of clinical trials registry and results databases that are truly comprehensive, innovative efforts to provide convenient access to credible information about known existing clinical trials need to continue. A Canadian example is provided by OntarioCancerTrials.ca, a consumer-oriented site developed by the Ontario Cancer Research Network (OCRN), with funding from the Ontario government.